The election for the Mayor of London is due on May 2. Two Indian-origin entrepreneurs are contesting as independent candidates.
The election of the Mayor of London is going to be very important. The influence of people of Indian origin is growing. Rishi Sunak, Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister, is proof of this. In the latest development, two Indian-origin entrepreneurs are contesting the mayoral election of London. Mayor Sadiq Khan is facing a tough challenge.
One of the two Indian-origin entrepreneurs contesting as independents has been identified as 63-year-old businessman Tarun Gulati. He visited India late last year. During this time, he also started the campaign for the post of mayor. 62-year-old entrepreneur Shyam Bhatia is also making a mark in the political battle. Apart from Sadiq Khan, about a dozen candidates are in the fray. Gulati has emphasized “trust and development” as an election slogan, while Bhatia has given the slogan of being an “ambassador of hope“.
“There is a growing perception that the incumbent mayor has lost support,” Gulati said about her campaign. Voters seem very indifferent to another major contender of the party. In such a situation, he has decided to contest as an independent candidate to become the next mayor of London.
They said they want to encourage the free flow of ideas and policies, without any party’s ideology and prejudice. He said that the opinion of the local people is coming to him in large numbers. They will try their best to meet the people’s expectations. It is possible to involve citizens in the decision-making process.
Gulati, a Delhi-born strategic advisor, has been based in London for over 20 years. “Among the city’s top priorities are making London safe for everyone, getting London moving again, and strengthening communities.